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The Hard Way (1991)

An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along with a hardboiled New York policeman, who finds him superficial and irritating.

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Pooley (as Luis Guzman)
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Billy
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China
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Captain Brix
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Witherspoon
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Storyline

Nick Lang is a famous Hollywood actor, well known for his action movies. For his next movie, he needs the proper motivation and inspiration for his role. Thus he teams up with the reluctant New York policeman Lt. John Moss. Not only does he have to put up with Nick, who is laborious and out of touch with realities, but he also has to catch a coldblooded murderer. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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There's only one way these two are going to get along... the Hard Way. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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8 March 1991 (USA)  »

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$25,895,485 (USA)
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Trivia

In the movie theater where the Nick Lang movie is playing and where the Party Crasher gets in the shoot out with Michael J. Fox, there is a poster in the background for Bird on a Wire (1990), also directed by John Badham. See more »

Goofs

As Susan is falling from the Smoking Gunn II billboard onto Nick Lang's cigar a harness rope is briefly visible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Operator: 9-1-1 Emergency.
Party Crasher: Hello there! It's me - again! Well, what can I say? I'm about to crash another party.
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Connections

Spoofs Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Theme from The Today Show
aka Mission Theme
Composed and conducted by John Williams
Courtesy of National Broadcasting Co., Inc
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Funny action flick

The Hard Way is a great action comedy, but totally underrated. In this film Michael J. Fox plays an action actor Nick Lang, who wants in his next film play the New York cop John Moss, played by James Woods.So Nick spends some time with Moss, like lives in the same apartment with him.Moss doesn't like this at all, he's not such a big fan of Lang.And then there is also a bad guy, played by Stephen Lang.So there are two problems that Moss has to get rid of.And John has a girlfriend Susan, who is played by Annabella Sciorra.And John's having some problems with her too.But everything turns out fine with Moss, Lang and Susan, but not so fine with the crook. This was a great film with great actors.Michael J. Fox was great as usual and it was nice to see James Woods in a comedy.It would be nice to see a sequel for this, but the movie wasn't so successful as it should have been, so maybe not then.


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